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    @PitaJ said in Any tips for installing NodeBB on AWS Lightsail?:

    As long as Lightsail doesn't limit the capabilities of their VPS, I don't see why it would be any different from a normal install on Ubuntu.

    yeah, it's identical. LightSail ends up being exactly like a DO or Vultr.

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    @PitaJ @oplik0 Thank you for your reply! it helped a lot 🙂

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    @connick out of curiosity, can you release some details?

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    @luke said:

    I only see a few actual themes there and most of them are sadly reskins or modifications of the base theme, with the exception of @trevor's magical wonderland.

    @a_5mith said:

    @luke yeah I'm not a fan of the bootstrap skins, the trouble with theming is once you've seen @trevor's theme, you just know it won't be quite as good. 😆

    Thank you guys so much, how flattering.

    @psychobunny said:

    Or you can do what @trevor did which was basically modify the Vanilla theme and learn everything from that repo itself.

    Yup, Vanilla based and my theme is still nodebb-theme-vanilla. I just never changed it, but I plan on changing it soon enough because of the npm and nodebb upgrade conflicts of overriding everything.

    Here's the process though... Interestingly enough I started by stripping out the things I'd prob never use in Bootstrap for a forum frontend (maybe backend but I stripped it out anyway).

    And worked my way from the center in an outward pattern. So this means I began customizing everything from inside the <div id="content" class="container">...</div> then the header and footer. 8-14 hours a day, at 500~ iterations a day (because sometimes when you don't have a plan, and its just you, you ask yourself "does this look right?"). I use the same template pattern but add or remove different things.

    I believe the LESS combined without including Bootstrap's Less and just my own custom one should be around 12,000 or so with about 2,000~ lines of code thats commented and commented out.

    I've started on a theme I will release for the community but I can't give an ETA on this because I am hammered with other things at the moment. I am still learning everyday new things about NodeBB and how far I can push its limits which almost seem endless.

  • Nodebb localizations

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    @marcos For a sitewide change, go to your Admin Control Panel, then go into Languages, select from there. If you want to change the language on a per user basis, then click your profile picture in the top right, then your username, then in the top right you will see Settings, scroll to the bottom, and you can pick there instead.

    If the language you want is not in the app, have a look at Transifex, where you can help translate if your chosen language isn't available.